PDFs SUCK

23 feb. 2021
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Why do we have to keep using PDFs, which are often annoying to deal with?
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  • Sees an ad with linus in the ad: oh, a sponsor One second later: wait what it’s an ad???

    NotCoolMan123NotCoolMan123Acum 3 ore
  • As remarked by others the difficulty of editing pdfs is their major advantage ... but unfortunately the chromium based browsers often mess up the rendering of textures giving black rectangles all over the page, hiding text. In fact I have found that only Adobe reader(s) and Firefox will render everything correctly (so far!). In a paperless office, viewing rendition of pdfs can be appalling ... with printing them being the only way to produce comfortably readable documents. PS I was unaware that Libre Office can edit pdfs ... and am therefore unaware that it may render textures properly. Also Acrobat reader allows some annotation of documents for free (very useful for proof reading and pointing out errors to the originator of the document).

    Simon BlackhamSimon BlackhamAcum 7 ore
  • Yes, PDFs suck. But just as I refuse to pay the Apple Tax, I will not pay the Adobe Tax either.

    Roland St GermainRoland St GermainAcum 15 ore
  • I hate it, that my teacher wants always to have a pdf file. So we have to edit pdfs which is around the experience to game at3-10fps... just because his MacBook shows doc/docx Files wrong.... he should get a better PC than I would say... pretty much everyone in my class hates it, I guess... I always have to edit it with SmallPDF, where you can only have 2downloads per day...

    DreibackDreibackAcum 22 ore
  • Why don't someone create new format for documents viewer for example ..JPEG txt ...JPEG is an image viewer format that can be read by almost all the OS , we can extract text from OCR Technology for editing as well

    Jacks MathewJacks MathewAcum 23 ore
  • PDFs are fine, but alot of people dont understand what they are, PDFs are documents a user shouldnt really edit after it was saved. The problem with them arises when people like teachers send assignments in PDF and expect students to fill a field out or do something with it. Most of the time when i try to edit a pdf, it looks very janky and i just cant do anything with the word doc i converted it into.

    Triaxelon GdTriaxelon GdAcum o Zi
  • PDF is also used for big graphics, as in trade show displays, etc. The big printers will have an licensed PostScript in the firmware as opposed to a clumsy emulator in your desktop driver. The preferred output to go between AI and an outside printing business is PDF. All settings from color profile to bleed, etc is unambiguous. (PostScript is Adobe's ace in the hole.)

    FMphoto OfficeFMphoto OfficeAcum o Zi
  • meh, I only use pdfs to read book series, recipes, and things like that... if I want to share documents that need to be edited I'll just make a google doc everyone can see.. if it's something I or others need to since docusign and done

    Kousuke MasuharaKousuke MasuharaAcum o Zi
  • yeah, print to pdf save me many times too. Also pdf is the standard in academic circles because of the superiority of LateX as a typesetting and text-sharing system.

    Renato MarquesRenato MarquesAcum o Zi
  • I don't get why you'd want pdf. Why not just save as jpg or png?

    Matt KlingerMatt KlingerAcum o Zi
  • That's not a Geo Metro. It's a Tracker.

    Jesse BrookJesse BrookAcum 2 Zile
  • If only this was uploaded a month later.

    EdFilthEdFilthAcum 2 Zile
  • Some companies send you a PDF with fields to fill in. On an iOS or iPadOS device you can simply open and edit the fields and send it right back. This is without a 3rd party app.

    Masked MouseMasked MouseAcum 2 Zile
  • Some evil mastermind told my dad about PDF once. For a while, he would convert .jpg pictures into PDF files just to send them over email. He also didn't know how to use it properly, so I would receive 20 PDF files containing a single picture each. Sometimes it can be bad to teach tech to less tech savvy people.

    foufoufun0foufoufun0Acum 2 Zile
  • 0:54 OMG! Nostalgia! I had that same PC case (the one in the middle) on my Pentium2 120! It's like 25 years ago!

    cedric simoncedric simonAcum 3 Zile
  • Adobe are assholes thats why people pirate them

    Anna BAnna BAcum 3 Zile
  • You can crypt "lock" pdf files and add network signatures to them (online bank account).

    Tomi MTomi MAcum 3 Zile
  • As a linux user I never have to worry about paying for Adobe software

    Meme DumpsterMeme DumpsterAcum 3 Zile
  • Title should be "PDFs are fine, Adobe sucks"

    MichaelMichaelAcum 3 Zile
  • So many of my fellow engineering apprentices submit their work in .doc format 🤨🙄 Works great on their PC at home, but for the person marking the thing, not so much. Our training officer is a bit awkward and can't spell for shit so he criticises all the 'spelling mistakes' flagged up by the word processor even though they're technical terms 😣 Pritn to PDF adn _voilà_ no spellling mistkaes. Just give him a piece of digital paper with your words on it ffs!

    Pul5arPul5arAcum 3 Zile
  • I kinda like that they're not readily editable when it comes to final drafts or things that I don't have any intention of editing. Can't stand opening a whole clunky word processor just to read a document that shouldn't be editable in the first place. Think about it this way.. if you got a printed handout in a class or something, you wouldn't expect to be able to change it. I like that they open in programs that load pretty much instantly and there's no chance of accidentally altering it.

    Jamie LambrechtJamie LambrechtAcum 4 Zile
    • i will say tho.. can't stand how the line wrapping contains actual line breaks. messes things up when you copy and paste from it.

      Jamie LambrechtJamie LambrechtAcum 4 Zile
  • PDF is the only file format to archive text. I safely doubt that the 2030 Microsoft Office will recognize any format like any other Office version does for all other versions...

    Sketch1994Sketch1994Acum 4 Zile
  • How come this video has more likes than dislikes? 🤦🏽‍♂️

    Luiz ArmandoLuiz ArmandoAcum 4 Zile
  • I had to send a law firm some text and images to look at. They didn't know how to open them, so they requested that I re-send them as PDF files. SMH!

    G CsG CsAcum 4 Zile
  • pdf suck when u have to read them a lot on a phone, that pesky tiny font. yes i know i can use 3rd party software which can use word wrap, but then it look very misaligned

    qwerty LSqwerty LSAcum 5 Zile
  • Viewing a document in a word processor is like running an app in an IDE.

    Neil BrideauNeil BrideauAcum 5 Zile
  • adobe ...

    Abdulrahman AlaneziAbdulrahman AlaneziAcum 6 Zile
  • i say microsoft word

    awin francisawin francisAcum 6 Zile
  • Title sucks. PDFs are amazing.

    Tad SaxingtonTad SaxingtonAcum 6 Zile
  • Complaining that PDFs are hard to edit is like complaining that videos, when published on for example ROworld, are hard to edit. Sure, you can technically do it, but it's really not what it was intended for.

    H RH RAcum 6 Zile
  • Linus, you should know better that PDF was not meant to be edited once it was distilled. Noob! Yes, new "container" type of "editable" PDF came along and blabla, yes Adobe wants money. Anyway, if you own the original file source you should be alright as you still have it. Not owning the source... well, pay the damn price :D

    Ioan KokaIoan KokaAcum 8 Zile
  • This video was sponsored by the. DOX gang.

    Erik de la ForestErik de la ForestAcum 10 Zile
  • Love your content ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    Gaurav KholeGaurav KholeAcum 12 Zile
  • well that pulseway video explains the state of IT systems all over the world

    Fr0z3n 4ng3rFr0z3n 4ng3rAcum 12 Zile
  • When I have to sign something that's in PDF format I have to physically print it, sign it, scan and save it as pdf... I refuse to pay money for a feature that should be free to use.

    dutchguy1975dutchguy1975Acum 14 Zile
  • "Who uses Microsoft Word anyway?" *looks at statistics* "Oh, those people"

    Daniel SiekerDaniel SiekerAcum 14 Zile
  • DVI gang

    Connor KingConnor KingAcum 14 Zile
  • Awesome. Now I'm curious _why_ the PDF format is reliable between different software environments even though word etc is not. Are the formatting and font options different or more comprehensive?

    Kevlar CanuckKevlar CanuckAcum 15 Zile
  • There was a pulsway ad on ur vid and I was just watching it thinking it was the vid

    Seth GloverSeth GloverAcum 16 Zile
  • My teacher keeps assigning pdfs for online school, idk how to edit them

    GFX DanielGFX DanielAcum 16 Zile
  • Btw shoutout to Drawboard PDF for Windows.. pretty great Adobe alternative :)

    AldoAldoAcum 16 Zile
  • When reading documents I much prefer them to come in a format that means you don't accidentally edit them. Also when publishing it is normally desirable to have a format that is difficult to edit

    Duckbilled WalrusDuckbilled WalrusAcum 16 Zile
  • PDF is the native format of MacOS. Its GREAT! your video title is the only thing that "SUCKS", this video was a waste of electrons

    Melvin AstrahanMelvin AstrahanAcum 19 Zile
  • I print to PDF all the time. It's a good way to save digital receipts. You know, all those pages that say "Print a copy for your records"? My records are a folder on my NAS. No way I'm wasting paper on that.

    Viced RhinoViced RhinoAcum 20 Zile
  • PDF is gucci on Mac!

    GooseFeatherGooseFeatherAcum 21 o Zi
  • "PDFs suck" every 60 seconds in africa, a minute passes

    Raditiya ValendetoRaditiya ValendetoAcum 22 Zile
  • Anyone remember DjVu? Those were the days

    SugaryHullSugaryHullAcum 22 Zile
  • i got an ad for an app wondershare pdfelement lol

    Sonic Fan Channel: Triple TroubleSonic Fan Channel: Triple TroubleAcum 22 Zile
  • You forgot to say that Adobe is the standard for the print and press industries. Back in the 80's we had to use eps files to print large format and to use the file for press, for exemple we have console cartridges, from microsoft, to convert word files to postscript for the printer, they are inserted. After pdf you not only can sent your file to any place to print... you save money a lot doing pre-press, proofs and, the one of the most important things after fonts, "color correction" Adobe RGB, Adobe Gamma that´s the magic words! Because these, you pay a premium for adobe pdf, mostely...

    Luiz PessoaLuiz PessoaAcum 23 Zile
  • LaTeX is the way to go

    Leon MotoLeon MotoAcum 23 Zile
  • Linus the only dude who can spend a whole video talking about a document format we use in college

    Ninja JNinja JAcum 23 Zile
  • Microsoft print to pdf is a lifesaver

    PoushalPoushalAcum 24 Zile
  • Agree, editing a PDF is a pain in the ass. I had to edit one on my phone the other day to request a refund for an undelivered item via Yodel.

    Lucifer MorningstarLucifer MorningstarAcum 25 Zile
  • Here some (good) alternatives to Adobe if you want to edit PDFs (although the "edit" part doesn't really seem to be standardized, at least it doesn't feel like it, but hey, just print when you are finished to pdf (or paper) and you are good to go again): - KDE Okular (originally from Linux, but also available on Windows (Store) these days) - Foxit Reader Both are pretty good (knowing from experience), so yeah, give it a try if you want to.

    KuhluhKuhluhAcum 26 Zile
  • Print to PDF is my daily savior at work.

    Miguel RodriguezMiguel RodriguezAcum 26 Zile
  • Libreoffice draw saved me multiple times when I had to quickly edit PDFs on my laptop. No reason to pay Adobe

    Smit PatilSmit PatilAcum 28 Zile
  • Why is he wearing a winter hat indoors?

    Joseph1NJJoseph1NJAcum 28 Zile
  • i import my pdf into libreoffice drawer then re export it as pdf

    R ValentR ValentAcum 29 Zile
  • I thought it was "Printable" Document format. in the sense that it's the pre-publication version of the document before it goes to mass printing, designed specifically for consistent print layouts.

    Stephen VStephen VAcum lună
  • I Apple was gonna be dropped somewhere, hoping for a free refresher. :) From what I remember Apple either partnered or contributed to it so they've had Adobe-levels on insight since the beginning all the way from NeXTSTEP. It was open sourced for Apple or royalty-free or some like that. It's deeply integrated with macOS, with the kittens era the golden. It's written into Quartz..or Quartz from it?--IDK, somebody will correct me but the point is that it forever has been crazy smooth and seamless, it still isn't like that in some viewers outside of Apple, let alone authoring tools. macOS itself is a pretty sick PDF author without any extra 3rd or even 1st-party (Pages, Keynote...) software It's one thing I'm really going to miss now that I'm sick of Apple's biiIIsh*t and moving away from the eco. :/

    Gustavo DomínguezGustavo DomínguezAcum lună
  • any of the 3rd party viewer/creators lend themselves to indexing folders of PDF's?

    PatPatAcum lună
  • PDFs are great and this video is not lol

    aesir1 asesaesir1 asesAcum lună
  • Adobe Acrobat DC is part of the subscription Adobe suite bundle without anyone needing to pay for the PDF creation/editing app subscription alone.

    Jim BJim BAcum lună
  • didn't pdf stand for print da faq?

    josir1994josir1994Acum lună
  • So is there an alternative? A file format that contains every necessary content to display consistently but is able to be edited easily? Sounds like it should already exist right?

    BlueBlueAcum lună
  • So why do they suck ???

    Dominic TorettoDominic TorettoAcum lună
  • People pay for pdf editing? I've been editing mine using open source software lol

    Vinnie DavisVinnie DavisAcum lună
  • He mostly said positive things about PDF but then titled it negatively. I’m confused.

    Salman HussainSalman HussainAcum lună
  • I hate it when I download pdf service manuals and I have to edit them because some pages need rotating, and then the website that hosts the pdfs locks them with a password! Arghhhh

    Fivos SakellisFivos SakellisAcum lună
  • So many pro PDF comments. It is so handy to print and have final copies saved as published softcopies - because it is hard to accidentally edit!

    YelrebmikkimYelrebmikkimAcum lună
  • On Android there is a widget that scans to your Google Drive folder. It also creates PDFs. What I like is that the black and white is crisp, no blotches all over or other stuff. The only downside is it does not look like a document that is typed but that is only because it does not correct any waves in the page. It is great if you need a way to save a scan of a receipt or other important document that you might prefer to keep for a while. That can be tax documents that you absolutely would prefer to keep for deductions or even as evidence in an audit (should you be so unfortunate).

    Charles HinesCharles HinesAcum lună
  • I want something exactly like PDF or better and i want it open source. Maybe google can help here. 👍😉

    Naeemul HoqueNaeemul HoqueAcum lună
  • HAHAHA really ??, just remember when back in the days you had 1000 versions of editing programs (that were not free), i could not open something in some places because they don´t have the exact editing program you have, PDF is not for editing, PDF is to have a document that will open anywhere you want, it's purely for reliability

    Davi FiksDavi FiksAcum lună
    • Addressing the main issue he pointed, the document you do is in your editing tool, the document you deliver is in PDF, as you deliver the document you can simply delete the one you deliver and just stay with the one original one in your editing tool, you simply don´t need to edit PDF if you are well organized

      Davi FiksDavi FiksAcum lună
  • the captions are *G E K O L O N I S E E R D*

    Box ColliderBox ColliderAcum lună
  • Frankly, nothing said is new. A debate over a solution offered by Adobe. Well, you don't like it, don't use it. PDF editors are everywhere these days at very low prices.

    Mr. ArshedMr. ArshedAcum lună
  • I hate PDFs, I bought a PC in 1995, it played wing commander privateer very well, which was great, to read the manual I had to run adobe acrobat, It brought that DX2 66 to its knees.

    Robert GlysenRobert GlysenAcum lună
  • Just a quick addendum, back in the day, most word processing programs wouldn't even open files created in other word processing programs. Computer file has a awesome video about it from a guy who was around at the time.

    DisthronDisthronAcum lună
  • Winar is trash

    Nanto shiroganeNanto shiroganeAcum lună
  • Captions only available in Dutch, please add English captions.

    Pole TookePole TookeAcum lună
  • remember when adobe was the vector for 30-35% of all attacks on computers? adobe coasted on pdf to create other software that got people hax0red, like flash, for years

    NeeboopshNeeboopshAcum lună
  • Just treat PDFs as a final version. That's exactly what I do. You should then have a draft version somewhere else like a word document which has all the details you need to change, then print to PDF when you are done. If you need to make changes, makes those changes in the word document then export as a PDF again.

    Jack KrakenJack KrakenAcum lună
  • Reads title: Angry Latex Users

    bilishu alissbilishu alissAcum lună
  • The de facto ebook file format

    Federico Jimbo SmithsonFederico Jimbo SmithsonAcum lună
  • So is this why all schools have a boner for PDF’s?

    Rik Den BreejenRik Den BreejenAcum lună
  • Portable? They take up more space then ODT files!

    Rik Den BreejenRik Den BreejenAcum lună
  • I have edited PDF files for years, without ever knowing there was a service that charges money for this. Not sure why I'd ever want to pay.

    Baruch Ben-DavidBaruch Ben-DavidAcum lună
    • i got a add for a pdf thing while watching this video

      bilishu alissbilishu alissAcum lună
  • 3:23 insane how they want you to install more bloatware for paying 15$

    StrytaxStrytaxAcum lună
  • Reads title: Angry Latex Users

    mikea hiooimikea hiooiAcum lună
  • And they make us use PDFs a bunch in online school.

    HEAVY UNIT NOOBHEAVY UNIT NOOBAcum lună
  • DAMN... look at that golden beard, curly hair and perfect face, are u a greek god dude??? fucking gorgeous

    Videos ArgentinaVideos ArgentinaAcum lună
  • Like every other piece of Adobe software Acrobat is so bloated it shouldn't be legal. Just Acrobat is about the same size on disk as the entire Microsoft Office suite. I use Fox It for most things and if I really need to edit I convert files using free tools if they don't convert cleanly in Word.

    Jonas FermeforsJonas FermeforsAcum lună
    • thousands for editing suite too.

      mikea hiooimikea hiooiAcum lună
  • audiophile? wireless? closed back? oxymoronic?

    peendaccarrypeendaccarryAcum lună
  • Wait, you can edit PDFs with LibreOffice Draw? Oh my god!

    minecrafter0505minecrafter0505Acum lună
    • [insert a joke about how good free software is and how everyone should stop using proprietary software]

      BluFrogBluFrogAcum 4 Zile
  • Doesn't PostScript do this? /me glances at the Adobe red and black books on his reference shelf.

    Christopher OliverChristopher OliverAcum lună
  • I only pay for Adobe PDF Writer, because the standard built in stuff doesn't do A1 (large page) sizes...luckily though my copy of Writer 9 STILL works, and on Windows 10 too! 😊

    BikerchrisBikerchrisAcum lună
  • ok getting libre office now

    Quentin FarrellQuentin FarrellAcum lună
  • Clippy hehe

    Mocoso7Mocoso7Acum lună
  • piracy go brrrrrr

    Lone DragonLone DragonAcum lună
  • Isn't it 15 a year?

    SOVA RidesSOVA RidesAcum lună
  • i got a add for a pdf thing while watching this video

    fumblingcow 9577fumblingcow 9577Acum lună
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